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Plan Ahead for a Successful Spring Turkey Season Opener
Posted on: 01/30/18

Spring gobblers don’t just happen. Certainly, there’s always luck. Still, a good plan can make for a great opening day. All it takes is some step-by-step attention to details. Here is some great advise to help you have a successful spring turkey hunt...

Tips for Tagging a Late-Season Whitetail
Posted on: 12/07/17

Deer season is still going strong throughout much of North America, and if you still have an open tag, it’s time to get off the couch and into a treestand or ground blind. Under certain conditions, the late season can be your best chance at a mature buck — provided you keep in mind the three tips...

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Hunter Education and Safety Programs

ATTENTION ALL HUNTERS...It's that time again and most states have started their mandatory Hunter Education Programs and / or their Safety Education Programs for the 2017 season. Classes are held in several areas and dates throughout your state. Click on the state you want and scroll down to Hunter Education. All hunters must attend or have attended these programs in order to hunt this spring and/or fall...

Fred Meyer Stores to Phase Out Firearm & Ammunition Sales
Posted on: 03/21/18

Fred Meyer announced they will now begin to “responsibly phase out” selling guns and ammo altogether. Fred Meyer reportedly has 130 stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. A spokesperson for Fred Meyer said the following in a statement...

Iowa Anglers Happy with DNR Trout Program
Posted on: 03/21/18

More than 3,600 Iowa trout anglers participated in the 2016 Trout Angler Survey, sharing their trout fishing preferences and experiences. Eighty percent of respondents are very satisfied with the trout program. The popularity of the urban trout fishing program continues to...

Iowa 2018 General Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 16
Posted on: 03/21/18

Iowa’s spring turkey hunting begins April 7 with a youth-only season, followed by five individual seasons beginning April 16. “Do your scouting before the season and be prepared for all types of weather. It doesn’t guarantee success, but you will be in a much better position to...

Wisconsin Waives Fall Turkey Drawing - Licenses on Sale Now
Posted on: 03/21/18

New this year, Wisconsin fall turkey hunters will no longer be required to apply or compete in a drawing for fall turkey harvest authorizations. Instead, one fall turkey harvest authorization will be issued at no additional cost with the purchase of...

Wisconsin Anglers Now Enjoy Year-Round Season for Lake Michigan Lake Trout
Posted on: 03/21/18

The lake trout fishing season for Wisconsin anglers on Lake Michigan is now open year-round and the bag limit is five fish per day under rules effective March 17, 2018. The five-bag limit and continuous open season make regulations for lake trout consistent with...

California Coast to Curtail April Recreational Ocean Salmon
Posted on: 03/20/18

California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 7 from Pigeon Point south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery will remain closed in all other areas off California during the month of April. At its meeting this week in Rohnert Park, Calif., the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) made the decision to...

Louisiana Offers Reward for Information on Shooting of Endangered Whooping Cranes in Acadia Parish
Posted on: 03/20/18

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement agents are still looking for information regarding two endangered whooping cranes that were shot to death in Acadia Parish on May 20, 2016. Up to $9,000 is now being offered by various groups for information that leads to...

Minnesota Announces Catch & Release Summer Walleye Season for Mille Lacs
Posted on: 03/20/18

When Minnesota anglers hit the water on Mille Lacs for the fishing opener on Saturday, May 12, catch-and-release only regulations will again be in effect. The lake’s spawning walleye population has improved from last year, so no mid-season...

New Hampshire Emergency Rule Restricts Berry Brook to Catch-and-Release-Only Fishing
Posted on: 03/20/18

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has issued an emergency rule establishing Berry Brook in Rye, NH, as a "catch and release-only" fishing water. The action is being taken because of concern regarding contaminants leaching into the water from the Coakley Landfill site. The presence of ...

New Hampshire Seeks Input on 2018 Hunting & Trapping Season Rule Proposals
Posted on: 03/20/18

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold three public hearings on the 2018 hunting and trapping season rule proposals. Following are selected dates for hearings and highlights of the proposed 2018 wildlife rule package being put forth by NH Fish and Game; please note that it is a synopsis and is not all-inclusive...

Ohio DNR Indict Seven People in Jefferson County Poaching Case
Posted on: 03/20/18

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently announced the indictment of seven individuals who allegedly participated in a poaching enterprise that is suspected of illegally killing white-tailed deer and wild turkey. These crimes are alleged to have been committed from the years of 2006-2017. This multi-year investigation that concluded with...

Rhode Island 2018 Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 26 - DEM Hosting a FREE Informational Seminar
Posted on: 03/20/18

Rhode Island 2018 Spring Turkey Hunting Season opens April 26 and runs through May 20 - DEM is Hosting a FREE Informational Seminar Saturday, April 7. Space is limited and registration is required. A special season for youth and paraplegic hunters will be open on...

Washington 2018 Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 15 - Complete a Hunter Education Course Now
Posted on: 03/20/18

With the spring turkey season set to begin April 15, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) urges prospective hunters to sign up now for hunter education courses. The spring turkey season runs through May 31, 2018. Hunting hours are...